Prediction efforts prior to the Wenchuan earthquake

  • Chen Yong
  • David C. Booth


Many large earthquakes occured in the history of China (Figure 3.1). Chinese seismologists have engaged in earthquake prediction research and practice for half a century, but they failed to predict the Wenchuan earthquake.


Main Shock Wenchuan Earthquake Seismic Station Earthquake Prediction Longmenshan Fault 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Yong
    • 1
  • David C. Booth
    • 2
  1. 1.China Earthquake AdministrationBeijingChina
  2. 2.British Geological SurveyEdinburghUK

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